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cookeeatmonster
This is cookeeatmonster living in Bugis. I am a Student, work in Bugis. I like to hang out in City Hall, Dhoby Ghaut, Orchard. Japanese, Thai, Malay, Indian Nepalese fusion, Korean BBQ, Chinese, Italian, and local Sincapore taste! are my favorite cuisines. I also love and Chinese Desserts, Curries, Sushi/Sashimi, Pat Bing Soo! aka Red Bean Milk Ice.
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Categories : Japanese

And a Japanese one some more

Well, its no surprise when Singapore is now bombarded with a lot of new Japanese franchises of eateries, and CoCo Ichibanya has taken a lot of attention with queues and tables in majority filled even during weekday dinners.

I wasn't enticed myself as I have a champion of my own in curry rice but my friend invited me for dinner here.

Why I wasn't enticed with it as first was because the sample dishes looked generally the same from any other kare raisu restos around - definitely you would be seeing pork chops and chicken breast cutlets around for sure.

I ordered the uniquely named clam in tomato sauce curry $13.90++ and the most interesting part, different than other places would be how you concote your own curry sauce. Choosing the curry base, spiciness, broth, and the rice to pick at a standard portion, smaller (which they deduct the price!shocked) or add more rice, and should you want vegetarian or meat.

Surrprisingly, I would have to give it a thumbs up and bowlbowlbowl of rice please! The rice should be from Japan - or the texture that is only known for that expensive gohan by tasting every bead of rice grain! But again, the curry, which I ordered spicy, wasn't spicy at all. As expected of any Singaporean stall.sad But you could taste the 'seafoodness' of the clam and the tomato paste is just balanced enough with curry.

The only minus point was service was a tad slow, by asking water refill that took too long in this weekday night.

Price point... there's somewhere cheaper and the portion is much more fulfilling. Sorry guys, this is cookeeatmonster talking after all!mad
the curry tomato sauce

the curry tomato sauce

 
kare raisu in the most unique sauce there is

kare raisu in the most unique sauce there is

 
 
Spending per head: Approximately $16

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Soft steamed chicken Smile Jan 11, 2012   
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Categories : Singaporean | Hawker Centre | Brunch

I must say again that this Albert court is truly a gem in the middle of the city! there are quite good stalls around and this is one of them - although of course, not as fragrant and popular with long queues of other hainan restos.

The rice was steamed piping hot but like most rice it has only a tinge of flavor from the chicken broth. However, the chicken meat made it all up as it was one of the softest chicken steamed breast I know from a hawker center!

 
 
Spending per head: Approximately $2.5(Lunch)

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Chicken on the go OK Jan 10, 2012   
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Categories : Taiwanese

When I'm looking for the sinful taiwan style street snack which I usually frequent to, it's not there. Rather, this was open and because of my craving to share, so here I go to order the standard fired chicken chop!

I asked for lots of chilli powder, and he did put it out. It was also cooked on spot seeing the empty low-peak hours after my order. Even with a lot of shaking of the spice, it is not spicy at all!

The spice and chicken is not as luscious as the other brand stalls but it's a good fix on the portion. Can't miss the place, and nothing in particular to return unless you're closing your craving!

 

 
adding my ultra loads of spice.

adding my ultra loads of spice.

 
 
Spending per head: Approximately $4

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balls on a stick Cry Jan 10, 2012   
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Categories : Korean

Than the usual order of the potato sausage which is a thumbs up, chopstick the balls on the stick was priced $2.80 for 3 which enticed me to take that rather than the latter.

However, as it is a snack but nothing of sort to represent Korean street snacks whatsoever, the balls were most likely made of flour and wonder flour to make it quishy, and tasteless with the fried bread crumb layer, the only flavors were made from the hefty amount of squirt from the mayo, chilli and tomato ketchup filling the entire plastic. It's only as a mere snack to bite off and serving nothing else to dream off your tongue.

 
 
Spending per head: Approximately $3

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I miss my Pho Smile Jan 09, 2012   
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Categories : Vietnamese | Food Court

AND TO SAY, to present you the best pho that I miss so much.

I dont' know where else to eat pho or vietnamese food around town as its not generally found in most food stalls and such, and pho noodles with beef brisket slices has the most aromatic and refreshing soup noodle broth I know, more than ramen.

It's been a while since I've eaten this, and passing over the SMU KOUFU and to see a lone stall with an auntie serving up, the hot soup is filled to the brim of the big pot with the signature onion rings.

Not exactly as the ones I've eaten best back in town in a more flavorful broth, this cured my dreaming of eating pho. For $4, and an additonal $1++ you should get rolls but it was sold out when I came. This is then a place to bookmark to get some good for your wallet and vietnamese food fix! Sure to come here again and get some inner energy!

 
 
Spending per head: Approximately $4

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